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Gabriel García Márquez: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

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An intimate and lively collection of interviews with a giant of twentieth century literature—the only collection of interviews with García Márquez available
 
Hailed by the New York Times as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez is known to millions of readers worldwide as the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Beloved by r
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Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Melville House
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Mutasim Billah
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Nothing awful can happen to me if there are yellow flowers around. To be absolutely safe, I need yellow flowers (preferably yellow roses) and to be surrounded by women."

Gabriel García Márquez: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) is a compilation of interviews and conversations of arguably the most celebrated Latin American writer and journalist of the 20th century.



The interviews find Gabo at different stages of his career. From a young aspiring novelist, to t
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Resh (The Book Satchel)
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
A few interviews with the master Gabriel Garcia. I really enjoyed reading through this one. My only complaint - I wish there were more of them.

Reading these I can see Garcia as a man who knew his own greatness as well as acknowledged it. Some might think it was a bit boastful of him to talk that way. I felt like "Here is a man who knows what he is made of."

The interviews are translated as Gracia refused to give them in English. It was delightful reading about his mannerisms and rules from the P
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Shadin Pranto
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
" I want revolution for life, not for death; so that the whole world can live better lives, drink better wine, drive better cars... Material goods aren't inherent to the bourgeoisie, they're a human heritage that bourgeoisie has stolen ; we're going to take them back and distribute them among everyone. "

এভাবেই নিজের স্বপ্নের কথা বলছিলেন গাব্রিয়েল গার্সিয়া মার্কেজ।যাঁকে কলাম্বিয়ার প্রেসিডেন্টের দায়িত্ব নেওয়ার দাবি জানিয়ে সে দেশের প্রেসিডেন্টকে অপহরণ করেছিল একজন বিদ্রোহী! এই সাক্ষাৎকারসংকলন
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Faiza Sattar
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, non-fiction
On trying to secure an interview with Marquez - Everyone said it was like getting an audience with the pope. As in: Don’t even bother trying.

I read Gabo’s interviews in the early hours of the day, just when the consciousness is evading sleep and yet drifting towards it with an elusive restraint. Marquez’s words rise up from the text and begin to spontaneously connect the dots for the fiction I’ve read from him so far. It’s a remarkable experience in itself, knowing the master personally, the man
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عبدالله العمادي
كتاب مُلهم عن حياة واحد من أعظم الروائيين اللاتينيين في التاريخ إن لم يكن أعظمهم.
Daniella
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Did not know he was such a misogynist before, now I do.
Stephen
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
"If it's true that every writer spends his life writing one book, which would yours be?"

"The book of solitude."
Shridhar Sp
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interviewer: There is a stamp with your face on it, in Columbia
Gabi: I hope they are used only on love letters
Hrishikesh
I partly understand the great man's reluctance to be interviewed - if he has something to say, he will say it, in his own words, a thousands times better. There is no overwhelming revelation in this collection of interviews, but the insight it gives into his life is engaging enough.
Lisa
Mar 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Knowing that "The Last Interview" is part of a series redeemed this book a little, but not nearly enough. Between the wide margins, double and triple spacing between quotes, and entire pages left blank between sections it was painfully obvious that this book was produced in a hurry to make a quick buck after the author's death. I unfortunately fell for the publisher's trick. The largest (and most interesting) section of this book comes from an interview series García Márquez did with a friend of ...more
Jessica
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Super quick, really enjoyable read. You can read in one sitting, or an essay at a time. I love getting a sense of GGM's personality. I have only read one novel and two stories of his, but I still got a lot from it, and am wanting to read more and more of his work! Marquez newbies and aficionados alike will appreciate this in their different ways.
Ageng Indra
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Tidak begitu menarik, ketimbang wawancara dengan Bolaño yang saya baca sebelumnya. Bila Bolaño banyak omong soal kesusastraan, Wawancara Gabo sekadar membicarakan proses kreatifnya sendiri dan beberapa gosip tentangnya. Gabo sering mengejek pewawancaranya dengan becandaan yang intimidatif, selain karena dia tampaknya benar-benar tidak suka wawancara, juga barangkali untuk mencairkan suasana, atau tepatnya, menenangkan dirinnya sendiri dari kecemasan sosial. Seperti diungkapkan di penutup wawanca ...more
Fred Kohn
When I reserved this book from the library, I didn't realize that there is a whole series of The Last Interview books, and I think I will be reading more of them. This particular one came up on a catalog search of Gabriel García Márquez. As best as I recall, his name came up in a book about Ronald Reagan that I was reading, and I wanted to learn more about his political views. I haven't read any of his novels yet and I thought knowing his political views may guide me as to which of his books are ...more
Renjith R Nair
I always loved to know about the private life of the most loved authors. I was and am curious to know in what circumstance they made a particular literary work. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most admired writers of all time. Mostly I saw him as a man of positive and courageous outlook. And he is also willing to adapt changes in his life which most of the old people are hesitant to do. By knowing about a literary legends, I believe I can read or comprehend their work in a different angle.
Sharjeel Ahmed
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very important book for any reader interested in the personality of Gabo. After reading Solitude, I was harassed by this curiosity to understand its author, and YouTube did not help at all. This book presents five rare interviews with Marquez that shed light on his mind, that unique mind that could create a masterful work like Solitude and later come to despise it too.
Dustin
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read, nice insight into his novels.
May Wescott
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting interviews with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Had to read it for a paper I was doing.
Rayce Arrington
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
The novel “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview” is a very interesting read. In all honesty this book caught me off guard in the very beginning when it starts off by the author actually talking to Gabriel Garcia, in my head I was thinking that this story would be a narrator talking about his life not a conversation between the two men. This twist was in my opinion an excellent format to create this novel; it was actually really cool and made it more entertaining. The novel consisted most o ...more
Agbonmire
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is an open secret that my favourite author is Gabo. Gabo is my literary father and someone I want to mirror closely.

I have read and reread almost all his books and a week doesn't pass where I don't take a dose of Gabo.

This was a carnival for me, because apart from engaging with this writings I have longed to engage with his lifestyle. This expertly done interviews asked everything I have wanted to ask and more.

The pearls of wisdom are too many. Since I am writing this review while I am on
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Cathleen
May 16, 2016 rated it liked it
interesting, but not as compelling as I thought it would be. I had high expectations
Mijanur Rahman
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
...and the year begins with reading something very interesting...
Tialiah
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I throughly enjoyed reading these interviews.
Karine Makhijani
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
An insightful account on writing and the literary process by on of our time's greats.
Syd
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
not much content, but a quick and pleasant read. strongly recommended for folks interested in gabo's life/perspective but too busy for full-length biographies.
Tatiane Lima
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Opportunity to get to know more about the man behind the Nobel Prize and those wonderful novels. For writers and dreamers.
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Gabriel José de la Concordia Garcí­a Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Garcí­a Márquez, familiarly known as "Gabo" in his native country, was considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He studied at the University of Bogotá and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian
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